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Can I feed stuffing . . . with chicken broth in it?

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Last night I chaperoned a group of international students at traditional thanksgiving buffet. There were a ton of leftovers, and let's just say I literally have 5 boxes of stuffing. I took so much because I was planning on giving some to our chickens for their breakfast . . . until my boyfriend pointed out that the stuffing most definitely contains chicken and turkey broth. Now I feel torn. I don't want to deprive them of a delicious treat just because *I* feel uncomfortable serving chicken broth to chickens. And obviously, they wouldn't even know. However, it does feel a bit wrong.

What would you guys do?

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In love with my two Barred Rocks, my Golden-Laced Wyandotte, my Buff Orpington, my mystery breed chicken girl, and my mountain man of a boyfriend.
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post #2 of 14

LOL, everybody loves chicken.  Chickens included.

Mine LOVE chicken lo mein.  They are not people.  They will not be offended.  wink

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Originally Posted by austradork 

Last night I chaperoned a group of international students at traditional thanksgiving buffet. There were a ton of leftovers, and let's just say I literally have 5 boxes of stuffing. I took so much because I was planning on giving some to our chickens for their breakfast . . . until my boyfriend pointed out that the stuffing most definitely contains chicken and turkey broth. Now I feel torn. I don't want to deprive them of a delicious treat just because *I* feel uncomfortable serving chicken broth to chickens. And obviously, they wouldn't even know. However, it does feel a bit wrong.

What would you guys do?


Unless it has a lot of salt in it I'd feed it to them.  I'd be more concerned about the salt than the chicken broth.
Chickens can actually be quite cannibilistic so I don't think they'll mind a bit of broth.

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If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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Originally Posted by austradork 

Last night I chaperoned a group of international students at traditional thanksgiving buffet. There were a ton of leftovers, and let's just say I literally have 5 boxes of stuffing. I took so much because I was planning on giving some to our chickens for their breakfast . . . until my boyfriend pointed out that the stuffing most definitely contains chicken and turkey broth. Now I feel torn. I don't want to deprive them of a delicious treat just because *I* feel uncomfortable serving chicken broth to chickens. And obviously, they wouldn't even know. However, it does feel a bit wrong.

What would you guys do?


Unless it has a lot of salt in it I'd feed it to them.  I'd be more concerned about the salt than the chicken broth.
Chickens can actually be quite cannibilistic so I don't think they'll mind a bit of broth.


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we now have a yard full of critters

2 mini donkeys, 2 fainting goats, 3 peacocks 3 royal palm turkeys, 3 silkies, 5 barres rocks, 2 rhodies, 1 leghord, 2 marans, 5 eastereggers, 8 cats, 2 dogs. I think that is everyone

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we now have a yard full of critters

2 mini donkeys, 2 fainting goats, 3 peacocks 3 royal palm turkeys, 3 silkies, 5 barres rocks, 2 rhodies, 1 leghord, 2 marans, 5 eastereggers, 8 cats, 2 dogs. I think that is everyone

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They'll love you for it!! smile

Great hubby, 2 kids, 3 furry babies, lots of chickens!!

Blue, Black & Splash Marans. Blue Slate, Narragansett, & Rio Grand Turkeys, 

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Great hubby, 2 kids, 3 furry babies, lots of chickens!!

Blue, Black & Splash Marans. Blue Slate, Narragansett, & Rio Grand Turkeys, 

Guineas & Bob White Quail! NPIP Certified #851

 

 

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post #6 of 14

its fine. do you have any mashed potatoes? they love that too!

mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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post #7 of 14

Let chickens enjoy Thanksgiving as well!  They would enjoy most anything on the table, but refresh your memory by looking at the treat list on the board.  You will find an empty container in short order.

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post #8 of 14

Actually you could really pamper your birds: go with turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes + gravy, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, olives, celery and pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream--they'd scarf down all of that smile

I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft veggie garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australops (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 16 guinea fowl. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school...



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I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft veggie garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australops (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 16 guinea fowl. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school...



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post #9 of 14

My chickens ate leftover boneless skinless chicken & LOVED it.Everyone I told about it thought it was a little wierd....lol-They will also eat Turkey on thanksgiving!

1wonderful husband,4kids,1black silkies,2white silkies,6buff orpingtons,4bantam  (feather feeted),1black sex-link,29new chicks(10red sexlink,10barred rock&mystery chicks) 3cats,1hound dog,1pug.I love my husband,kids,critters & my garden!--The people in life who are the happiest dont have the best of everything... but make the best  of everything they have.
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1wonderful husband,4kids,1black silkies,2white silkies,6buff orpingtons,4bantam  (feather feeted),1black sex-link,29new chicks(10red sexlink,10barred rock&mystery chicks) 3cats,1hound dog,1pug.I love my husband,kids,critters & my garden!--The people in life who are the happiest dont have the best of everything... but make the best  of everything they have.
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post #10 of 14

All the above are correct.

If you will look at the ingredients in your poultry feed you will generally find it list either 'animal byproducts' or 'poultry byproducts.' Chickens are carnivores and do better with some animal protein: that includes chicken.

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With a large selection of Asil
And the largest flock of Cubalayas east of the Mississippi
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NPIP 56-378, AI tested Clean, Farm Inspected by Clemson Poultry
Breeding Orientals,Games and Ducks;
With a large selection of Asil
And the largest flock of Cubalayas east of the Mississippi
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